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  • Diana Rauner, Illinois' next first lady, to stay focused on early education

     Diana Rauner, Illinois' next first lady, to stay focused on early education
    A few days before the election, a Chicago radio host introduced Bruce Rauner and wife Diana, telling listeners "behind every great man is a great woman." "In front sometimes too," replied Bruce Rauner, laughing. Diana Rauner is accustomed to being out...
  • Man dead, 3 others wounded in city shootings, including man robbed in Englewood

    Man dead, 3 others wounded in city shootings, including man robbed in Englewood
    A man was shot dead and three other people, including a 14-year-old boy, were wounded in separate shootings since Christmas Day. A 52-year-old man died after being shot and a 42-year-old man was wounded during a domestic incident in the Lawndale...
  • Complex jobs might help maintain brain fitness in aging

    Regardless of IQ, people who work at complex jobs have a slightly higher chance of being better thinkers as they age, a recent study suggests. "When we look at the association between complexity of work with people or data, we see that those in more...
  • Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder songs used to enhance bids for Obama library

    Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder songs used to enhance bids for Obama library
    The University of Chicago's bid for the Obama presidential library was delivered in December in two big binders about 31/2 inches thick, tucked inside a gray box. But just in case President Barack Obama still isn't sure how much the U. of C. wants to...
  • Review: 'In Search of a Lost Avant-Garde' by Matti Bunzl

    Review: 'In Search of a Lost Avant-Garde' by Matti Bunzl
    Matti Bunzl entered the Museum of Contemporary Art in January 2008, not to check out the paintings but to conduct field research. The museum granted Bunzl, an anthropologist at the University of Illinois, unrestricted access to view the making of cultural...
  • Clemency seekers press departing Gov. Quinn for help

     Clemency seekers press departing Gov. Quinn for help
    Amid the more than 3,000 clemency petitions sitting on Gov. Pat Quinn's desk is a plea from Wilder "Ken" Berry, a 45-year-old single father who spent eight years in prison for a sexual assault he didn't commit. He has been publicly cleared of the...
  • 2014 in review: Orland Park and Homer Glen

    2014 in review: Orland Park and Homer Glen
    Downtown development, library Internet rules and a new village hall made headlines in Orland Park and Homer Glen this year. Here's a look back at some of the southwest suburbs' biggest stories of 2014. Kustok sentenced to 60 years for wife's murder...
  • For Chicago jazz lovers, it was a very good year

    For Chicago jazz lovers, it was a very good year
    Chicago jazz listeners heard great sounds in 2014, including: Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Nov. 14, Auditorium Theatre: A little more than a decade ago, the CJP was but a dream of Chicago trumpeter-composer Davis and colleague Mark Ingram....
  • State hospital association names new chairman

    The CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare has been elected chairman of the Illinois Hospital Association. Dean Harrison, president and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, will succeed Kevin Poorten of KishHealth System on Jan. 1 to lead the...
  • Officials: Child at U. of C. tests negative for Ebola

    Officials: Child at U. of C. tests negative for Ebola
    A child admitted to the University of Chicago Medical Center early Friday after being flagged for a high fever during an O'Hare International Airport screening test was discharged Saturday after testing negative for the Ebola virus, according to...
  • Cara Program motivates unemployed for jobs, life

    Cara Program motivates unemployed for jobs, life
    Greeted with cheers and high-fives, Jeffrey Shavers addressed the circle of people around him and announced the good news: "The pity party is over." Now 48, the Chicago man had spent 20 years employed in sales, but he knew he had made the wrong career...